Three takeaways: Gonzaga Thumps Kentucky 88-72

Here are three takeaways from No. 4 Kentucky’s 88-72 loss to No. 2 Gonzaga on Sunday night in Spokane:

Total lack of energy seals the quick fate early on

Although Kentucky was able to reduce the GU lead to just four points in the second half, it never really felt like Kentucky would find a way to win. From the jump, the Bulldogs beat the Wildcats with every shot for the first 20 minutes and took a 16-point lead into the dressing room.